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Concord basketball starts road swing in Charleston

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ATHENS, W.Va. (WVVA) - The Mountain Lions will play the next three games on the road, beginning in the state capitol on Wednesday.

The men are sitting at 5-10 on the season, but have continued to battle night in and night out against a front-loaded schedule. Todd May and his team have played in eight games decided by five point or fewer.

He knows there have been opportunities for the players to lay down, but they haven't taken it.

"I gave them a lot of credit on Saturday, I said 'guys, I've got to give you credit,'" May said. "It would have been easy for guys to quit and roll over and guys didn't do that. They continued to work, continue to come in everyday and trust the process. Continue to get ready, to work and prepare and do everything it takes to put yourself in that situation."

The women are once again receiving votes in the Division II regional poll for the first time since early December. They have won six of their last eight contests, but the next two weeks will be a gauntlet.

Kenny Osborne and crew will face three regionally-ranked teams in a row, starting with Charleston.

To win, the defense will need to guard particularly well against the deep ball.

"Charleston's got the best three-point shooter in the conference now, after we held Brunner down -- from West Liberty," Osborne noted. "So, we'll have to do a good job of guarding the perimeter. Fitzwater against Charleston's Hayton -- their post can shoot some threes -- even though she hasn't shot as many this year as she has been."

It's going to be the same recipe we used against West Liberty," he finished.

The women will tip-off at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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